“The thing about northern New Mexico,” Emily said, “is that you can spend an entire day within a five-mile radius and still get a huge history lesson ranging from prehistoric times to today.”

Emily, a Santa Fe resident, is The New York Times’ Michael Clinton’s close friend. Clinton, longtime visitor to The City Different who now has a home in the state capital, shares five adventures waiting just beyond the city limits – Valles Caldera, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Chimayo, San Ildefonso Pueblo and Pueblo of Picuris. To read and share the story, click here.